The major combines courses in recreation and sport with business, education, psychology, health and wellness science, public administration and human relations.
RSTM 100 Introduction to Recreation &
Leisure Service Delivery Systems 3
RSTM 211 Program Design & Leadership Methods 3
RSTM 299 Inclusion & Leisure in Society 3
RSTM 323 Outdoor Recreation & the Environment 3
OR RSTM 200 Outdoor Leadership
RSTM 325 Admin & Resource Mgmt of Recreation and Leisure Services 3
RSTM 350 Fiscal Management and Marketing Strategies in Leisure Services 3
RSTM 390 Professional Development Seminar 1
RSTM 391 Intermediate Field Experience 2
RSTM 399 Research Methods in Recreation and Leisure Services 3
RSTM 422 Senior Seminar 3
RSTM 498 Advanced Field Experience 12
Students in the program must complete all core course requirements and one concentration. Core curriculum focuses on understanding the following concepts and relationships: significance of recreation and leisure throughout one’s lifespan; interrelationships between leisure behavior and the natural environment; issues and trends in the profession; diverse delivery systems; service to diverse populations; health and wellness; program and event planning; community and economic development; facility and resource planning; administration; management and leadership; marketing and public relations; finance and budgeting; risk management and legal foundations; human resource management; and research and evaluation.
The program emphasizes the application of theory to leadership practice in various settings. A unique feature of the program is the Advance Field Experience/Internship requirement during the senior year whereby the student applies classroom learning in a 12-14 week full-time professional work experience.
For further curriculum information, check the USF Catalog.